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India Mars mission back on track after engine glitch scientists

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Mars mission back on track

India's Mars spacecraft was "successfully" raised into a higher orbit around Earth on Tuesday, the space agency said. The Mars Orbiter Mission, which blasted off on November 5, is being launched on its way via an unusual "slingshot" method for interplanetary journeys. Lacking a large enough rocket to blast directly out of Earth's atmosphere and gravitational pull, the Indian spacecraft is orbiting Earth until the end of the month while building up enough velocity to break free.



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